WE are building a new coop for 16 chickens. Giving each chicken 6 feet of floor space.My plan is to try to free range them. This will be a new thing for me. So I have several questions of course So here goes. How long do I need to keep them in the coop once they are out of the brooder. I've usually keep the in the coop for a week to help them get use to the coop. Do they need to be in the coop longer than that? If I want to free range them. Do I need a run?. I know the 10 ft rule per chicken in the run. Since the coop is large enough for the chickens. Can the run be smaller? How big a feeder and waterer be for the chickens. I was planning on getting a 5 gallon feeder and waterer. That way they can not knock the feeder over. I have a 3 gallon feeder now and 4 year old chickens. The current feeder gets knocked over by the 4 year old chickens. I have just recently started to free rang the 4 year old chickens and they love it! Would the new chickens run away if no run?. Would the old chickens attack the new chickens? Or should I get rid of the old chickens before getting new chickens? I'm getting the new chickens from Meyer hatchery in Polk Ohio. The say they have a 90 percent rate of giving you the right sex of the chicken you want. I want all egg layers. Rhode Island Reds and Barred Rocks. They say that a male RIR male can be aggressive. How can you tell if you get a male chicken?. I know this is long and I'm sorry. Thank you for your time.